Gallery: Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

 
This beautiful One Tonne Home was designed by Gert Wingårdh, as an experimental test house for low-carbon living. The two-story home makes the most of its small footprint and utilizes solar passive design to maintain an extraordinarily degree of energy efficiency. Soon a lucky family will move into the super energy-efficient home in Hässelby to see what it takes to live a "One Tonne Life" - the goal of the project is to see if a family of four can reduce their carbon footprint from 6-8 tonnes of CO2 per person down to one tonne per person.

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